American University of Beirut

Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship Program

​​​​​The Endocrinology and Metabolism Training Program at the American University of Beirut was established in 1971. Since the program inception, more than 50 fellows have graduated and have had successful careers in various settings, and in various regions of Lebanon, the Gulf countries, Europe, Canada, and the USA. The program, which constitutes an integral component of the Department of Internal Medicine at the American University of Beirut, is committed to excellence in education, and training in patient care and research. Trainees are exposed to a wide variety of hormonal and metabolic disorders, and upon graduation are prepared to function independently as an endocrinologist whether in an academic setting or in private practice.

Duration and structure

The Duration of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Program is 24 months with a total of 5 positions. Outpatient Department mainly. In addition, they have an out-patient rotation at the Chronic Care Center and Mar Antonios Dispensary.

Program Certification

The Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship Training Program is certified by the Lebanese Ministry of Health. The fellowship program director belongs to the Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology and Metabolism (APDEM) since 2010, and the program aims at keeping standards as recommended by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or ACGME.

American University of Beirut Medical Center
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Fellowship Training Program
P.O. Box: 11-0236 Riad El Solh
1107 2020 Beirut, Lebanon
Telephone: +961-1-1374 374 extension: 5360/5322
Fax: +961-1-370814


Applicants who have completed 3 years of residency in Internal Medicine are eligible to apply. Interested physicians can apply using the following link​.
Division Head
Sami Azar, M.D.

Program Director
Mona Nasrallah, M.D.

There are currently 7 fulltime adult faculty endocrinologists and 1 pediatric endocrinologist. Out of these, 4 members have the American Board of Endocrinology and Metabolism or 1 with the Canadian Board.
Because it is a small division, all faculty have significant interaction with fellows and are fully dedicated to teaching.

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